7. Rome: 3 City Walking Tours
As the former seat of the Roman Empire and centre of the ancient world, Rome is undoubtedly one of the most culturally rich cities on Earth. From art, philosophy, and religion to politics and mathematics, it was pivotal in the development of the modern world. On our Rome guided walking tours, we uncover its most compelling stories as you pass both world-famous landmarks and discreet Roman side streets. At every turn you take in the city, there is a story to share and our Local Experts will unfurl the origins of Catholicism in The Vatican and imagine gladiators battling with lions in the Colosseum.
Come with us and you will be taken on a journey back in time to discover Rome at the height of the Roman Empire by wandering through its historical centre of Rione IX Pigna, Colonna, and Trevi. Featuring stops at the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and the Roman Forum, to name only a few, this guided Ancient Rome tour is all about seeing the city’s most celebrated landmarks.
Passing Via degli Astalli, you then travel to the 16th-century to follow the lives of the Roman nobility. Then, as Via Nazionale is reached, your Local Expert will delve into the city’s tense political climate preceding the Unification of the Kingdom of Italy during the 19th century. Between these two streets and Via del Corso, we find ourselves in the presence of the most admired post-Renaissance architecture in Rome.
After a fascinating journey into the history of Ancient Rome, you will hear the stories of the city’s greatest love affairs — art and religion — on our Vatican Secrets guided tour. On this tour, you will make your way from Rione VI Parione to Vatican City. You will indulge in Renaissance and Baroque architecture, and artworks by the likes of Caravaggio and Domenico Cresti.
After crossing the illustrious River Tiber, we find ourselves in Vatican City, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. As we stop by Piazza San Pietro to admire Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Apostolic Palace, we give you a riveting insight into how and why Roman Catholicism became one of the world’s most influential religions. We end our Vatican Secrets tour with an amble down Via della Conciliazione to reach the iconic Castle of Sant’Angelo.
However, our 3 day pass is all about seeing the more authentic side of Rome. There are still 4 self-guided tours you can follow throughout the city using the Voy City app and at your own pace. WIth our Sunsets in Rome self-guided tour you will discover the best sights as the sun sets over the eternal city, whilst strolling through emblematic locations like Spanish Square and Piazza Venezia. Meanwhile, our Dolce Vita self-guided tour will allow you to indulge at your own pace learning about the fascinating Villa Borghese and the iconic Porta del Popolo.
So, after discovering Rome’s most fascinating landmarks with your guide, use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more intriguing walking routes in and around the city.